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Cameroon’s Henriette Ekwe Ebongo receives International Women of Courage Award

Cameroon’s Henriette Ekwe Ebongo receives International Women of Courage Award

Although many women in Cameroon are economically empowered and active in civil society, they often lack the opportunity to enter politics and participate in their country’s male-dominated political sector.

Johnnie Carson: Southern Sudan vote is historic

Johnnie Carson: Southern Sudan vote is historic

The January 9 referendum in which the people of southern Sudan will vote on whether to make their region an independent nation will be a “historic occasion,” most importantly for…

Technology adoption in Africa key to development, says US official

Technology adoption in Africa key to development, says US official

Hailing the spirit of entrepreneurship across Africa, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale called on all Africans to quickly embrace changing technology and…

Guinean voters to use SMS text to monitor elections

Guinean voters to use SMS text to monitor elections

The citizens of Guinea are preparing for their country’s first-ever presidential elections on June 27. A new SMS texting campaign to allow Guineans to monitor their election and protect their…

AGOA is a success, former U.S. trade rep says

AGOA is a success, former U.S. trade rep says

WASHINGTON — The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), now celebrating its 10 anniversary, has been an “unqualified success” in helping to stimulate and expand the U.S.-Africa trade relationship and…

Liberian president hails ‘Feed the Future’ program

Liberian president hails ‘Feed the Future’ program

WASHINGTON - The Feed the Future initiative — which seeks to enhance food security and reduce hunger, poverty and malnutrition — is exactly the right program at the right time…

African-born British Entrepreneur Calls on African Governments to Foster Business

African-born British Entrepreneur Calls on African Governments to Foster Business

WASHINGTON - Africans and the developing world can learn from the United States’ experience with entrepreneurship, according to Mohamed “Mo” Ibrahim, a Sudanese-born telecommunications magnate.

Secretary Carson Says United States, Africa Partnering on Infrastructure

Secretary Carson Says United States, Africa Partnering on Infrastructure

Although the infrastructure problems facing Africa look “daunting,” they are “not insurmountable,” U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson said April 28, adding that infrastructure needs can…

America Hosts First High-level US-AU Meeting

America Hosts First High-level US-AU Meeting

The first U.S.–African Union High Level Bilateral Meetings opened at the U.S. Department of State April 21 with the goal of broadening the U.S.–African Union (AU) relationship and deepening the…

Somali Piracy Attacks on the Decline

Somali Piracy Attacks on the Decline

Washington — With the cooperation of the international shipping industry, there has been steady progress in the fight against maritime piracy off the east coast of Africa, a senior U.S.…

Carson Articulates Obama Policy on Africa

Carson Articulates Obama Policy on Africa

Washington — The top U.S. envoy for Africa, Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson, met with reporters February 24 and answered questions on a wide array of  issues: Ethiopia, Kenya,…